DHAKA: The military government in Bangladesh has outlawed ten foreign satellite television channels, accusing them of violating laws on public morality.

The information ministry said in a statement that local cable operators had been told to stop broadcasting the channels because their programmes were "contrary to clause 19 of the cable TV network operation act 2006".

The law prohibits vulgar and obscene programmes or those seen as violating local customs and sensibilities.

Data sourced from MediaGuardian.co.uk; additional content by WARC staff